ITT: Historical figures who started from the bottom.
>Born into a society that was sometimes so poor, their cloaks were made from the skins of field mice
>Father was killed by rival tribe
>Had two horses to his name
>Made allies, crushed his opponents and became the greatest conqueror in history.
Sebuktigin was a slave who rose up to form the Ghaznavid dynasty conquering much of Central Asia.
Liu Bei, whether or not he was actually descended from past Han emperors, was born into a poor family of weavers but eventually founding the Shu Han kingdom.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was born the son of a minor-samurai (quite possibly more like a peasant levy) who started off without much, educated himself, started off bringing people's sandals, and eventually became one of the most important figures in Japanese history.
Not quite as impressive since he started off in the lower gentry but I've always enjoyed Oliver Cromwell's rise to power too.
Sulla started out as a poor patrician who lived with prostitutes, then became master of Rome.
Caesar himself was in the shitter for his early life, hiding with Jews and running from possible assassins till he was 14. Then he gambled his way up the cursus honorum, and became the most famous general and politician in western history
Stalin is another good example, dude lived in a delapifated shack in Georgia, with a drunkard father. Later becomes the most powerful man in the east.
The only Liu that started from the bottom was the cunt who founded Han China: Liu Bang.
Nigger was a fucking failure of a student, unemployed nig, and eventually 40 year old wanted criminal when he started in the path that saw him to Emperordom.
>When he was an adult he had financial backers from other Khans
According to the secret history they spent a lot of time trying to murder him when he was a kid. He became the vassal and commander under an ally of his father's but it's not like the dude was born with a silver airag cup.
>Nigger was a fucking failure of a student, unemployed nig, and eventually 40 year old wanted criminal when he started in the path that saw him to Emperordom.
so you're telling me there's hope